BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

TIMELY TOYS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Toys-2

With most of us homebound, it struck me how much kids used to enjoy playing with toys like these. They just needed a bit of space and imagination. Nothing fancy, no screens in sight. I took the photo at a fair last year. I didn’t adjust the colour, the toys are a bit garish but that was part of their attraction.

Toys - 2

29 thoughts on “TIMELY TOYS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. I see toys I know, oh my! They were certainly made much better back in the day. I like your photo in both color and B&W!

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  2. This takes me back to my great grandmother’s home and the old fashioned toys I loved to play with as a young girl. Tinker toys, etc. Great photos!

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  3. I think the subject works best in color. I too see some that look familiar. I saved my son’s Matchbox cars … only $2? Thought they might be worth something one day!

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  4. Nice shot, Belinda. Another one that would make a good jigsaw puzzle. 🙂

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  5. Nice Belinda! Quite a collection!

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  6. No kidding. Garish was the way! I remember those days.

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  7. A trip down memory lane for me, Belinda.

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  8. Wonderful photo, Belinda! Today’s ‘toys’ make children overweight. Go outside and play, children!

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  9. Ooh, there are a lot good ones there!

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  10. Vintage toys and collector’s items, especially the double cassette deck. Could have been at one of our garage sales, haha. Nice photo! Lots of colours.

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  11. You mention how “garish” the colours are yet that is part of the attraction. I sense that we have entered a “drab” period colour-wise in the last few years. When I used to go shopping pre-lockdown, I became aware that most of the clothing, particularly for men was subdued. The colours almost looked washout. I’m wondering whether there is a social commentary there, don’t stand out, don’t draw attention to yourself. Grey had become the most popular colour for walls. Etc. I hope this doesn’t catch on in nature!

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  12. Quite a sentimental journey back in time here. I see many old friends from several past chapters. Wonderful!

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  13. My six-year-old grandson has a formidable collection of little cars and both he and his sister play endlessly with Lego. I am happy to see pictures of them playing in mud – perhaps they are too young to be glued to screens just yet. My older grandchildren derive a lot of fun from their screens: one (in Norway) plays a computer game with her friend in Canada (when their time zones overlap conveniently enough)!

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